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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED: the better term sometimes is economically exploited.

January 21, 2009

Summary: "Many people of color have a painful history of being exploited for the benefit of European Americans. …'Economically disadvantaged' sidesteps important issues, while 'economically exploited' more accurately represents the historical plight of people of color" (Clyde W. Ford, /We Can All Get Along/). See also "culturally deprived/disadvantaged," poverty. For more information on the forthcoming Unspinning the Spin: The Women’s Media Center Guide to Accurate, Bias-Free Language, click here.